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On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 12:06 PM, Pete Forsyth <peteforsyth(a)gmail.com>
> Dear Mr. Parker,
> Welcome to the list -- and, your vote of confidence in a west coast wiki
> conference is very encouraging. I'm very glad to hear the idea appeals to
> Judging from past RCC efforts, the first important step is to build some
> consensus for a vision, including a strong local volunteer base in a
> specific city, venue ideas, event format, etc.
> If you have ideas around that, please jump in with them! Or, if you're
> purely interested as a potential funder, that is very welcome news; but it
> will take a little time before we have a coherent proposal to bring to you.
> We will certainly get back in touch if and when plans start to firm up!
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> On Jan 29, 2012, at 10:57 AM, Sean Parker wrote:
> I would be open to provide financing for a West coast event
> From: wikimedia-sf-bounces(a)lists.wikimedia.org
> To: portlandwiki(a)googlegroups.com <portlandwiki(a)googlegroups.com>om>; San
> Francisco Bay Area Wikimedians <wikimedia-sf(a)lists.wikimedia.org>
> Sent: Sat Jan 28 18:23:21 2012
> Subject: [Wikimedia-SF] Time for a wiki conference on the west coast?
> Hey all,
> Recently, the idea of a RecentChangesCamp in Portland, San Francisco,
> Seattle, or elsewhere on the west coast has popped up on the RCC-planning
> mailing list.
> For those who don't know, RCC is one of the longer-standing wiki
> conferences, and has been held in Portland more than anywhere else. The last
> Portland one was in 2008; it's also been held in Montreal (x2), Camberra,
> Australia (x2), Boston, and Palo Alto.
> I think it's fantastic that this community remembers Portland so fondly,
> and is so interested in having a conference there. And there's clearly a
> very fertile soil in SF as well. From past experience, this conference only
> happens if there is strong local will to pull it off. But if that exists,
> there is a good core, international group of volunteers who will help out,
> and provide insights from past events.
> At the same time, it seems to me that the wiki world has evolved since RCC
> was first held. There are now several similar models, including the
> WikiConference (the Wikimedia movement's name for regional conferences; one
> was held last year in San Francisco); WikiSym (an academic conference about
> online collaboration, which has grown to include an Open Space component
> like RCC). Also, the PortlandWiki grown up since the last one, and has found
> some solid allies and beneficiaries in independent groups like Occupy and
> Portland Afoot.
> So, my question is: do people feel like putting together a wiki conference
> in 2012? And is RCC a good model for doing that?
> I'd highly recommend joining the RCC-planning email list and discussing
> there, so that we don't get separate discussions
> going. https://groups.google.com/group/rcc-planning
> p.s. As an aside, I recently set up an IRC channel : #wikimedia-westcoast.
> While I know that many of you are more "wiki" people than
> people, I hope this is a useful tool for networking -- if you're an IRC
> user, please join us and say hi sometime!
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